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Eulogy for a chefs' chef,
This review is from: Decoding Ferran Adria: Hosted by Anthony Bourdain (DVD-ROM)
While it's obvious Bourdain is a chef, as time goes on, one can tell he's neither a narrator nor a film-maker. Now, one should keep in perspective that the subject of this rather short film is Ferran Adria, a chef himself, or rather a chefs' chef. So, this is not film as usual, but rather kitchen affair.
Watching this film, I came away with the idea that 1) one's mouth is a sexual organ; 2) ALL sex takes place in the head; 3) Ferran Adria is like Scheherazade; and 4) a dinner at elBulli is the Kama Sutra of the taste buds.
Interesting enough is how Bourdain, of French culinary persuasion, is taken by Adria's rather Japanese approach to taste--individual and discrete tastes as opposed to a mixture, texture, etc.
Areas of improvement:
Bourdain should work with a film maker, do titles instead of voice-over, slow the pace of the presentation, think more at what happens to him.
The viewer should try to read A Day at elBulli, and get a dinner appointment with Adria('s team).